Educational Films

It’s like visiting a six-story classroom when you enter the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater.

In this premiere theater environment (one of only a handful of 4K digital Giant Screens in the country!) your students can experience beyond life-size and incredible close-up views of the ocean, space, amazing animals and even time-travel right from their seats. Our collection of 2D and 3D movies is sure to inspire discussion, create connections and bring learning to life! Documentary movies run approximately 40-50 minutes.

Additional films may be selected from the Giant Screen Digital Library for groups of 50 or more. Scheduling these films is based on availability of the Theater.

Additional film library offerings may include:
Bugs 3D Mummies 3D
Dinosaurs Alive 3D Mysteries of the Unseen World
D-Day 3D National Parks 3D  
Deep Sea Challenge 3D Robots 3D
Dream Big 3D Rocky Mountain Express
Extreme Weather 3D Sea Monsters 3D
Flight of the Butterflies 3D Space Junk 3D
Flying Monsters 3D The Last Reef 3D
Forces of Nature Tiny Giants 3D
Galapagos 3D Tornado Alley 3D
Grand Canyon Adventure 3D Wild Ocean 3D
Humpback Whales 3D  
Jerusalem 3D  
Journey to Space 3D  
Last Reef 3D  
Lewis and Clark  
Living in the Age of Airplanes  
Meerkats 3D  

Please note that movie availability is subject to change without advance notice. To book a movie showing for your students at discounted school group rates, please call Alison Niebuhr at 563-336-7290.

Educator Resource Guide

Learn how your class can visit and experience the Putnam, or how we can bring the Putnam to you!
Click to Download


Discovery Dome

An educational "out-of-this-world" experience! 

Learn more


Copyright © 2015, The Putnam Museum & Science Center, All Rights Reserved